Plain and simple, what is driving many Democrats in Congress into early retirement is the fear (strike that, realization) that the voters back home are beginning to pay attention to what they do in DC. There are many politicians that talk a good game at home. They have convinced voters that they are representing their concerns. They have convinced voters that all those other politicians in Congress are the problem, not them. Trouble is, thanks to alternative media, the voters at home no longer have to depend on those in the mainstream media, or even those in the conservative media, for their information. If they have a computer and an internet connection all they need to know about what their representatives are doing in Washington (chiefly how they are voting) is available with a few keystrokes. The American people are feeling empowered like never before. They showed up at town hall meetings and made their opinions known. Their representatives then returned to Congress and voted -- some in accordance to what they heard and some in spite of it. Those who talked one way at home and voted another way in DC should be afraid. The truth is finally catching up to them.